"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" swept the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, and "Harry Potter" fans are not too pleased about it.
On Monday (June 6), MTV News caught up with some of the head honchos at leading "Harry Potter" fan sites so they could weigh in on the "Potter" versus "Twilight" Movie Awards rivalry. Some shared their theories about why "Twilight" seems to beat out the Boy Who Lived every time they're in the same category.
"It is a shame because 'Potter' definitely deserves it, but 'Twilight' has this incredibly hard-core fanbase that apparently cannot be beat," said Andrew Sims of MuggleNet. "I just hope that next year at the next Movie Awards 'Potter' fans actually learn their lesson and get voting."
Although "Potter" fans couldn't overcome Twilighter fervor, #teampotter did jump to the number two trending topic worldwide on Twitter during the Movie Awards pre-show. Julia Hodges of DanRadcliffe.com and RupertGrint.net was disappointed "Harry Potter" didn't come away any of the night's awards — other than Best Villain for Tom Felton — that she believed the series truly deserved.
"The 'Potter' films [are] not only amazing for the people who love 'Harry Potter,' they're amazing films," Hodges said. "They've been nominated for so many Oscars and they've actually won a few, and they were just recognized at the most recent BAFTA awards for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, so the quality of the 'Potter' films alone is incredible."
But Rosi Halse of the Leaky Cauldron wouldn't let the fact that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" didn't collect a bunch of Golden Popcorn statues dampen her love of the series. "The 'Harry Potter' fanbase is so huge, and we know we love the films and we love the stories and we love the actors," she said. "I think you can't help but be proud whether or not they did miss out on the awards."
Next year's Movie Awards will be the last time a film in the "Harry Potter" franchise will be eligible to compete at the awards show, and the fan sites are already planning to rally Potter-heads to come out in full force and actually bring home some Golden Popcorn.
After seeing an exclusive scene from the "Deathly Hallows, Part 2" during the Movie Awards, Halse said she's convinced that 2012 could be the year of "Potter." "If that is just a preview of what's to come, I think it will definitely walk away with a few awards next year," she said.
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